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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4 edition (November 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111810689X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118106891
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Discover the techniques and gear that will turn your music into great-sounding recordings

You love making music. If you're ready to start recording your tunes, this is the place to begin. Learn about the many types of digital recording systems and how to use them, essential engineering techniques, professional mixing and mastering tips, how to turn sounds into songs, and what it takes to assemble and release an album. Sound good?

  • Building your studio — consider the type of recording you want to do and what your physical space will require

  • Gear up — compare computer-based recording systems, studio-in-a-box, tablet systems, and portable recorders

  • Meet mic — explore different types of microphones and which work best for various instruments

  • MIDI and more — get a handle on using MIDI, synthesizers, and software instruments

  • Welcome to the mixer — learn about mixer options based on your choice of recording equipment

  • Makin' tracks — understand multitrack recording, overdubbing, submixing, and bouncing

  • Putting it together — clean up and edit your tracks and professionally master your songs

  • Get it out there — create CDs and MP3 files, distribute your music online, and learn how to promote your product

Open the book and find:

  • What to consider when choosing equipment

  • Tips for getting a great source sound

  • Mic setups for commoninstruments

  • All about equalizing and blending tracks

  • Hints for synchronizing devices

  • How to create a performance that never happened

  • How to record on a tablet PC

  • Ten innovative ways to promote your music

Learn to:

  • Record with a PC, studio-in-a-box, or tablet

  • Create recordings for demos or commercial releases

  • Capture sounds from guitars, drums, piano, horns, and vocals

  • Edit tracks, mix, master, and distribute your songs

About the Author

Jeff Strong is a veteran musician, recording engineer, and teacher, as well as founder of The Strong Institute, which creates products to assist in therapy through music. Jeff is also the bestselling author of Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies and Drums For Dummies.

More About the Author

Jeff Strong is Director of the Strong Institute - a MusicMedicine research organization - and creator of Brain Shift Radio (BSR) - an interactive brain stimulation music site.

Jeff is a percussionist, composer, recording engineer, researcher, and adult living with ADHD. He graduated from the Musician's Institute in 1983 and has recorded over 30 CDs and thousands of music tracks for BSR since then.

Jeff has written 9 books and published dozens of scholarly and research articles about music and the brain, particularly as it applies to autism and ADHD.

If you are interested in hearing Jeff's music sign up for a free trial at brainshiftradio.com.

You can also read what he's doing on his blog at jeffstrong.com.

Customer Reviews

The book is very clear and informative and easy to understand.
Jesus Ramirez
Whatever style of music your creating, from hip hop to new age, Home Recording For Musicians for Dummies gets you up and running.
Charlie Watson
I can tell that this book provides a lot of these "missing links" which surely would make a song come out much more polished.
Salim Karam

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Watson on March 23, 2013
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This book is very informative. From beginner to advanced it covers all you need to know about setting up a home studio for your musical interest. Whatever style of music your creating, from hip hop to new age, Home Recording For Musicians for Dummies gets you up and running. You will learn the basic types of equipment you need to get you started on your projects saving you time and money by avoiding purchasing equipment that can be added on to later. No more confusion from trying how to figure out how to get the best sound from your equipment. Home Recording For Musicians for Dummies is a bridge that takes your creative ideas from your imagination to professional quality recordings ready to market. This book is a must read for anyone that is serious about their musical creations. Definitely five star !!! I love it. :-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Norris on April 5, 2013
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This book is broken down to easily understandable answers to questions that anybody could have about home recording. I would recommend this book to anybody who would like answers in an easy to understand format.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Neville Grenfell on February 16, 2013
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Well written with heaps of information for home recording musician novices..... exactly what the book is about. Jeff writes with a great sense of humor also. Recommended to all my collegues. Thanks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RandyRandell on April 11, 2014
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I always buy these books for dummies, I learn more from them than reading one from a professional standpoint, I have really have gotten a few tips on Recording and have already recorded one song with the help of several other Dummy Books.. Great little book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mark riley on December 21, 2013
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Basic info I MUCH needed, easy to understand! The only minor issue is that it primarily dealt with modern computer-based recording. I use 16-track ANALOG equipment. A book on THAT would be nice!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gavin Merrill on March 22, 2013
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Easy reading. I've read other books on home recording and this book to me is a must have for your library!
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By JohnnyWig on July 7, 2014
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Awesome!!
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By Jesus Ramirez on March 5, 2014
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The book is very clear and informative and easy to understand. I really enjoyed ready this book. I Definetly recommend it.
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